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Fencing at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Sabre, Team

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Fernando Montes de Oca Fencing Hall, Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 20, 1968
Date Finished: October 21, 1968

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: HUN Hungary

Summary

After decades of Hungarian superiority the USSR gradually established themselves as the major power in men’s sabre during the 1960s. In Mexico the Soviets were ruthless in defeating all opponents up to the final and then, with a little more difficulty, beat Italy 9-7 to retain the title they had won in Tokyo. The Hungarian tradition in the event lingered as they won the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Italy ITA Silver
3 Hungary HUN Bronze
4 France FRA
5 Poland POL
6 United States USA
7T Great Britain GBR
7T West Germany FRG
3 p1 r1/4 Mexico MEX
3 p2 r1/4 Ireland IRL
3 p3 r1/4 Argentina ARG
3 p4 r1/4 Cuba CUB